Christian Quotes for the New Year

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Read “12 Bible Verses for the New Year.”

“With regard to my own behavior, I now renewed and wrote down my former resolutions…to take no pleasure which does not tend to the glory of God; thanking God every moment for all I do take, and therefore rejecting every sort and degree of it which I feel I cannot so thank Him in and for.” (John Wesley)

“The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.” (G. K. Chesterton)

“I wish, my brothers and sisters, that during this year you may live nearer to Christ than you have ever done before. Depend upon it, it is when we think much of Christ that we think little of ourselves, little of our troubles, and little of the doubts and fears that surround us.” (Charles Spurgeon)

“So the disciples determined, every one according to his ability, to send relief to the brothers living in Judea.” (Acts 11:29)

“On this night we ask for one thing only: that you collect our scattered thoughts, getting rid of the confused and defiant thoughts that may distract us, and thus enable us to concentrate on your limitless generosity to us.” (Karl Barth)

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” (Apostle Paul)

“Being sensible that I am unable to do anything without God’s help, I do humbly entreat him by his grace to enable me to keep these Resolutions, so far as they are agreeable to his will, for Christ’s sake.” (Jonathan Edwards)

“Great resolutions are always vain, unless joined with the consideration of our own weakness. The people of God have promised much, but always it is with the concurrence of Christ. The apostle saith, Phil. 4:12, ‘I can,’ or will ‘do all things,’ but it is ‘through Christ.'” (Thomas Manton)

“Why does a theology of food beat a New Year’s resolution? Because next time I’m tempted to gorge on Mac and Cheese, I’ll remember that food is a gift from a loving creator, and as such, it is an invitation to fellowship with Another, not an invitation to merely fill my stomach.” (Paul Gould)

“You lack the faith which makes you see God everywhere; for this reason you can be careless and lazy about your salvation.” (Anonymous Desert Writer)

Read “12 Bible Verses for the New Year.”


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